Courses For Travel Industry Training. Choose Between 5 Convenient Travel Agent Training Courses. 

1. RETAIL TRAVEL AGENT CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 5-7 Days - No Instructor Interaction)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business retail / brick & mortar travel agents and touches on the home-based agent option.   

 

NOW $495.00 

WAS $795.00

COURSE DETAILS BELOW

2. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 7-10 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency module.   

 

NOW $495.00 

WAS $795.00

COURSE DETAILS BELOW

3. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION W/ TAP CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 7-10 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency modulePlus the TAP – Travel Agent Professional Certification from Travel Agent Campus and a third-party proctor ($299 Value).

 

NOW $595.00 

WAS $895.00

COURSE DETAILS BELOW

4. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION W/ SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 7-10 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency module. Plus the Cruise Specialist Certification (CSC) designation ($395 Value). 

 

NOW $595.00 

WAS $895.00

COURSE DETAILS BELOW

5. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION W/ TAP CERTIFICATION AND SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 8-11 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency module. Plus the TAP – Travel Agent Professional Certification from Travel Agent Campus and a third-party proctor ($299 Value). PLUS BONUS Certification, Cruise Specialist Certification (CSC) designation ($395 Value). 

 

NOW $695.00 

WAS $995.00

COURSE DETAILS BELOW

 

 

OPTIONAL TRAINING COURSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

6. CRUISE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (CSC) (Avg Completion 3-5 Days - No Instructor Interaction)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business travel agents or independent home-based agents that want a cruise specialist certification designation.

 

NOW $395.00 

WAS $695.00

COURSE DETAILS BELOW

7. TAP CERTIFICATION - TRAVEL AGENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (Exam Only) (Avg Completion 2-4 Hours)

The TAP Certification or Travel Agent Professional Certification is awarded by Travel Agent Campus and is an examination that allows candidates to demonstrate to the industry and the general public that they have mastered the following and have completed the prerequisite courses:

 

• Overview of the Travel and Tourism Industry

• Geography and International Travel

• Using Technology

• Air Travel

• Ground Travel

• Accommodations

• Cruises

• Tours

• Marketing

• Making a Sale

• Specialized Sales

• Communications

• Money Matters

• Home-Based Agents, Independent Contractors

• Finding Employment

• Building a Career

 

PREREQUISITE COURSES

Retail Travel Agent Certification

or

Independent Home-Based Agent Certification

 

NOW $299.00 

WAS $599.00

TAP DETAILS BELOW

 

 

 

COMPLETE COURSE DETAILS:

 

 

1.RETAIL TRAVEL AGENT CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 5-7 Days - No Instructor Interaction)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business retail / brick & mortar travel agents and touches on the home-based agent option. Utilizes the Travel Career Development textbook published by The Travel Institute. The program is self-paced and requires you to read textbook(s), answer textbook(s) questions along with taking online testing via an LMS.

 

• Travel Career Development 10th Edition

• Overview of the Travel and Tourism Industry

• Geography and International Travel

• Using Technology

• Air Travel

• Ground Travel

• Accommodations

• Cruises

• Tours

• Marketing

• Making a Sale

• Specialized Sales

• Communications

• Money Matters

• Home-Based Agents, Independent Contractors

• Finding Employment

• Building a Career

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• Host Agency Prep

• Resources

• Job Aids

 

 

Note: Throughout your training TAC is available via email if you have any questions.

 

 

2. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 7-10 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency module. Utilizes the Travel Career Development textbook published by The Travel Institute and the Home Based Agent Training textbook. The program is self-paced and requires you to read textbook(s), answer textbook(s) questions along with taking online testing via an LMS. The training includes: online job/training aids, industry websites and experienced representatives, instructors/coaches via Toll free number, Live Chat and email within the LMS.

 

• Travel Career Development 10th Edition

• Overview of the Travel and Tourism Industry

• Geography and International Travel

• Using Technology

• Air Travel

• Ground Travel

• Accommodations

• Cruises

• Tours and Packages

• Marketing

• Making a Sale

• Specialized Sales

• Communications

• Money Matters

• Home-Based Agents, Independent Contractors

• Finding Employment

• Building a Career

 

• How To Start A Home Based Travel Agency 2017 Edition

• The Travel Industry, Opportunity of the 21st Century

• A Brief History of Travel Retailing

• Transition From Storefront to Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Evolution of the True Independent Contractor

• Developing a Business Concept

• Developing a Business Plan

• Starting Your Home-Based Travel Business

• Setting Up Your Books

• Your Home Office of the 21st Century

• Your Home Office Computer, Network and More

• Selecting Your Host Agency

• Establishing Your Agency Relationship With Suppliers

• Travel Reservations and Reference Resources

• Setting Up Your Supplier Files

• Developing A Marketing Plan

• Creating a Print and Digital Media Strategy

• Using Direct Mail

• Travel Advertising, Co-op Ads, Online Ads, Social Media Ads

• Travel Promotions

• Cold Calls, Canvassing and Telemarketing

• Travel Marketing Techniques for the 21st Century

• The Internet and the Travel Industry

• Organizing Your Marketing Files

• Developing Your Professional Knowledge and Skills

• Legal Issues and Protecting Your Business

• Home-Based Travel Agent Travel Benefits

• Tax Benefits for Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Getting Connected in the Travel Industry

• Travel Professional Community

• Where Do I Go From Here?

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• HBTA Video Series, Video – Business Concept, Video – Business Plan, Video – Marketing Plan, Video – Money Matters, Video – Business Structure, Video – Business Name, Video – Business Brand, Video – Business Logo, Video -  Business Card, Video – Travel Laws, Video – 30 Second Speech, Video – Host    Agencies, Video – Travel Niche, Video – Marketing Channels, Video – Agency Disclosure.

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• Email Training for Independent Travel Agency Setup

• Host Agency Prep

• Resources

• Job Aids

 

Note: Throughout your training TAC is available via email, toll free telephone number and live chat with our representatives/instructors/coaches if you have any questions concerning your books, online training/testing.

 

 

3. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION W/ TAP CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 7-10 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency module. Plus the TAP – Travel Agent Professional Certification from Travel Agent Campus and a third-party proctor ($299 Value). Utilizes the Travel Career Development textbook published by The Travel Institute and the Home Based Agent Training textbook. The program is self-paced and requires you to read textbook(s), answer textbook(s) questions along with taking online testing via an LMS. The training includes: online job/training aids, industry websites and experienced representatives, instructors/coaches via Toll free number, Live Chat and email within the LMS. Plus the TAP – Travel Agent Professional Certification from Travel Agent Campus and a third-party proctor ($299 Value).

 

• Travel Career Development 10th Edition

• Overview of the Travel and Tourism Industry

• Geography and International Travel

• Using Technology

• Air Travel

• Ground Travel

• Accommodations

• Cruises

• Tours

• Marketing

• Making a Sale

• Specialized Sales

• Communications

• Money Matters

• Home-Based Agents, Independent Contractors

• Finding Employment

• Building a Career

 

• How To Start A Home Based Travel Agency 2017 Edition

• The Travel Industry, Opportunity of the 21st Century

• A Brief History of Travel Retailing

• Transition From Storefront to Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Evolution of the True Independent Contractor

• Developing a Business Concept

• Developing a Business Plan

• Starting Your Home-Based Travel Business

• Setting Up Your Books

• Your Home Office of the 21st Century

• Your Home Office Computer, Network and More

• Selecting Your Host Agency

• Establishing Your Agency Relationship With Suppliers

• Travel Reservations and Reference Resources

• Setting Up Your Supplier Files

• Developing A Marketing Plan

• Creating a Print and Digital Media Strategy

• Using Direct Mail

• Travel Advertising, Co-op Ads, Online Ads, Social Media Ads

• Travel Promotions

• Cold Calls, Canvassing and Telemarketing

• Travel Marketing Techniques for the 21st Century

• The Internet and the Travel Industry

• Organizing Your Marketing Files

• Developing Your Professional Knowledge and Skills

• Legal Issues and Protecting Your Business

• Home-Based Travel Agent Travel Benefits

• Tax Benefits for Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Getting Connected in the Travel Industry

• Travel Professional Community

• Where Do I Go From Here?

 

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• HBTA Video Series, Video – Business Concept, Video – Business Plan, Video – Marketing Plan, Video – Money Matters, Video – Business Structure, Video – Business Name, Video – Business Brand, Video – Business Logo, Video -  Business Card, Video – Travel Laws, Video – 30 Second Speech, Video – Host    Agencies, Video – Travel Niche, Video – Marketing Channels, Video – Agency Disclosure.

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• Email Training for Independent Travel Agency Setup

• Host Agency Prep

• Resources

• Job Aids

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• TAP - Travel Agent Professional Certification ($299 Value)

 

Note: Throughout your training TAC is available via email, toll free telephone number and live chat with our representatives/instructors/coaches if you have any questions concerning your books, online training/testing.

 

 

4. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION W/ SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 7-10 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency module. Plus the Cruise Specialist Certification (CSC) designation ($395 Value). Utilizes the Travel Career Development textbook published by The Travel Institute and the Home Based Agent Training textbook. The program is self-paced and requires you to read textbook(s), answer textbook(s) questions along with taking online testing via an LMS. The training includes: online job/training aids, industry websites and experienced representatives, instructors/coaches via Toll free number, Live Chat and email within the LMS. Plus the Cruise Specialist Certification (CSC) designation ($395 Value).

 

• Travel Career Development 10th Edition

• Overview of the Travel and Tourism Industry

• Geography and International Travel

• Using Technology

• Air Travel

• Ground Travel

• Accommodations

• Cruises

• Tours

• Marketing

• Making a Sale

• Specialized Sales

• Communications

• Money Matters

• Home-Based Agents, Independent Contractors

• Finding Employment

• Building a Career

 

• How To Start A Home Based Travel Agency 2017 Edition

• The Travel Industry, Opportunity of the 21st Century

• A Brief History of Travel Retailing

• Transition From Storefront to Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Evolution of the True Independent Contractor

• Developing a Business Concept

• Developing a Business Plan

• Starting Your Home-Based Travel Business

• Setting Up Your Books

• Your Home Office of the 21st Century

• Your Home Office Computer, Network and More

• Selecting Your Host Agency

• Establishing Your Agency Relationship With Suppliers

• Travel Reservations and Reference Resources

• Setting Up Your Supplier Files

• Developing A Marketing Plan

• Creating a Print and Digital Media Strategy

• Using Direct Mail

• Travel Advertising, Co-op Ads, Online Ads, Social Media Ads

• Travel Promotions

• Cold Calls, Canvassing and Telemarketing

• Travel Marketing Techniques for the 21st Century

• The Internet and the Travel Industry

• Organizing Your Marketing Files

• Developing Your Professional Knowledge and Skills

• Legal Issues and Protecting Your Business

• Home-Based Travel Agent Travel Benefits

• Tax Benefits for Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Getting Connected in the Travel Industry

• Travel Professional Community

• Where Do I Go From Here?

 

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• HBTA Video Series, Video – Business Concept, Video – Business Plan, Video – Marketing Plan, Video – Money Matters, Video – Business Structure, Video – Business Name, Video – Business Brand, Video – Business Logo, Video -  Business Card, Video – Travel Laws, Video – 30 Second Speech, Video – Host    Agencies, Video – Travel Niche, Video – Marketing Channels, Video – Agency Disclosure.

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• Email Training for Independent Travel Agency Setup

• Host Agency Prep

• Resources

• Job Aids

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• PLUS Specialist Certification (ex. Cruise Specialist) ($395 Value)

 

Note: Throughout your training TAC is available via email, toll free telephone number and live chat with our representatives/instructors/coaches if you have any questions concerning your books, online training/testing.

 

 

5. INDEPENDENT HOME-BASED AGENT CERTIFICATION W/ TAP CERTIFICATION AND SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (Avg Completion 8-11 Days - Instructor Interaction - Via Live Chat, Email or Phone)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business independent home-based agents. Including detailed home-based agent training modules, video training modules and a host travel agency module. Plus the TAP – Travel Agent Professional Certification from Travel Agent Campus and a third-party proctor ($299 Value). PLUS BONUS Certification, Cruise Specialist Certification (CSC) designation ($395 Value). Utilizes the Travel Career Development textbook published by The Travel Institute and the Home Based Agent Training textbook. The program is self-paced and requires you to read textbook(s), answer textbook(s) questions along with taking online testing via an LMS. The training includes: online job/training aids, industry websites and experienced representatives, instructors/coaches via Toll free number, Live Chat and email within the LMS. Plus the TAP – Travel Agent Professional Certification from Travel Agent Campus and a third-party proctor ($299 Value). PLUS BONUS Certification, Cruise Specialist Certification (CSC) designation ($395 Value).

 

• Travel Career Development 10th Edition

• Overview of the Travel and Tourism Industry

• Geography and International Travel

• Using Technology

• Air Travel

• Ground Travel

• Accommodations

• Cruises

• Tours

• Marketing

• Making a Sale

• Specialized Sales

• Communications

• Money Matters

• Home-Based Agents, Independent Contractors

• Finding Employment

• Building a Career

 

• How To Start A Home Based Travel Agency 2017 Edition

• The Travel Industry, Opportunity of the 21st Century

• A Brief History of Travel Retailing

• Transition From Storefront to Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Evolution of the True Independent Contractor

• Developing a Business Concept

• Developing a Business Plan

• Starting Your Home-Based Travel Business

• Setting Up Your Books

• Your Home Office of the 21st Century

• Your Home Office Computer, Network and More

• Selecting Your Host Agency

• Establishing Your Agency Relationship With Suppliers

• Travel Reservations and Reference Resources

• Setting Up Your Supplier Files

• Developing A Marketing Plan

• Creating a Print and Digital Media Strategy

• Using Direct Mail

• Travel Advertising, Co-op Ads, Online Ads, Social Media Ads

• Travel Promotions

• Cold Calls, Canvassing and Telemarketing

• Travel Marketing Techniques for the 21st Century

• The Internet and the Travel Industry

• Organizing Your Marketing Files

• Developing Your Professional Knowledge and Skills

• Legal Issues and Protecting Your Business

• Home-Based Travel Agent Travel Benefits

• Tax Benefits for Home-Based Travel Agencies

• Getting Connected in the Travel Industry

• Travel Professional Community

• Where Do I Go From Here?

 

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• HBTA Video Series, Video – Business Concept, Video – Business Plan, Video – Marketing Plan, Video – Money Matters, Video – Business Structure, Video – Business Name, Video – Business Brand, Video – Business Logo, Video -  Business Card, Video – Travel Laws, Video – 30 Second Speech, Video – Host    Agencies, Video – Travel Niche, Video – Marketing Channels, Video – Agency Disclosure.

______________________________________________

• Email Training for Independent Travel Agency Setup

• Host Agency Prep

• Resources

• Job Aids

----------------------------------------

• TAP - Travel Agent Professional Certification ($299 Value)

______________________________________________

• PLUS Specialist Certification (ex. Cruise Specialist) ($395 Value)

 

Note: Throughout your training TAC is available via email, toll free telephone number and live chat with our representatives/instructors/coaches if you have any questions concerning your books, online training/testing.

 

 

6. CRUISE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (CSC) (Avg Completion 3-5 Days - No Instructor Interaction)

This is an entry level course that covers all the basics and is designed for new to the business travel agents or independent home-based agents that want a cruise specialist certification designation. Utilizes the Selling Cruises textbook. The program is self-paced and requires you to read textbook(s), answer textbook(s) questions along with taking online testing via an LMS.

 

 • Selling Cruises Textbook Chapters 1-30

 • Welcome To Selling Cruises Don't Miss The Boat

 • The Cruise Industry Unlimited Opportunity

 • The Cruise Vacation

 • Types Of Cruises

 • The Cruise Fleet Major Cruise Lines

 • The Cruise Fleet Luxury Cruise Lines

 • The Cruise Fleet Specialty Cruise Lines

 • Starting Your Cruise Oriented Travel Business

 • CLIA Cruise Line International Association

 • Establishing Your Agency Relationship

 • Developing Your Client Files

 • Developing Your Supplier And Destination Files

 • Developing Your Personal Product Files Textbook

 • How To Read And Sell From A Cruise Brochure

 • The Cruise Reservation File

 • Selling a Cruise Vacation

 • Maintaining Your Client Base

 • Making A Cruise Reservation

 • Automating Your Cruise Operation

 • Developing Your Client List

 • Cruise Newsletters

 • Advertising Cruises

 • Cruise Promotions

 • Cruise Marketing Techniques For The 21st Century

 • Developing Cruise Groups

 • Developing Your Cruise Sales Force

 • Working With Your Suppliers

 • The Benefits Of Selling Cruises

 • Cruise Lines Trade Publications and Cruise Related Contacts

 • Nautical Terms And Phrases

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 • CLIA Video Series, Video - Welcome to CLIA, Video – Cruise Pros, Video – Cruise Pros 2, Video – Perfect Celebration, Video – First Time Cruiser, Video – Cruising Objections, Video – River Cruising, Video – Cruise vs Land, Video – Carnival, Video – Norwegian, Video – Join CLIA.

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 • Resources

 • Job Aids

 

Note: Throughout your training TAC is available via email

 

 

7. TAP CERTIFICATION - TRAVEL AGENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (Exam Only) (Avg Completion 2-4 Hours)

 

The TAP Certification or Travel Agent Professional Certification is awarded by Travel Agent Campus and is an examination that allows candidates to demonstrate to the industry and the general public that they have mastered the following and have completed the prerequisite courses:

 

• Overview of the Travel and Tourism Industry

• Geography and International Travel

• Using Technology

• Air Travel

• Ground Travel

• Accommodations

• Cruises

• Tours

• Marketing

• Making a Sale

• Specialized Sales

• Communications

• Money Matters

• Home-Based Agents, Independent Contractors

• Finding Employment

• Building a Career

 

PREREQUISITE COURSES

Travel Agent Basic Certification

or

Independent Home-Based Agent Certification

 

VALIDITY

This certification is valid for 1 year from the date of successfully completing the exam.

 

PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATION

All first time candidates receive a provisional certification upon passing the exam. Once the candidate can document at least 6 months of travel industry experience and has earned 10 continuing education units (CEUs) the candidate's certification will be transfered from provisional status to regular status.

 

RENEWAL & CEU's

This certification must be renewed before its 1 year expiration date by:

Successfully passing and paying for the exam, being in good standing with the industry, have earned a minimum of ten continuing education units (CEUs) per year to maintain their certification. CEU requirement is an effective way to master new skills, attain product knowledge, remain current on industry trends, and continue to develop your role as a travel professional.

 

DETAILS

This certification is awarded by Travel Agent Campus. Testing format is 100% online, 4-hour timed exam, 1 try only with a proctor (retests at a later date are available for $25), must score 80% or higher to pass. The exam is a proctored* exam consisting of 365 multiple-choice and true / false questions. *Proctor Requirements: An exam proctor is required for this exam. The proctor must be with you during your testing. The proctor is someone chosen by the candidate, and their responsibility is to be sure that the candidate isn’t using any books, notes or reference materials while testing. The proctor chosen should be a) over 21, b) not related to the candidate, c) not currently preparing to take the TAP certification themselves, d) currently in or from a professional career field.

 

SCHEDULING AND PAYMENT

EXAMINATION MUST BE SCHEDULED BY REGISTERING AND PREPAYING AT LEAST 5 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO TESTING DATE.

 

 

 

UPON COMPLETION OF TRAINING COURSES 

Upon successful completion of these approved travel training courses, Travel Agent Campus will notify your selected host travel agency. Before you know it, you will be on your way to selling travel through your host travel agency!

Disclaimer: The Travel Agent Certification offered by Travel Agent Campus has not been approved or accredited by any state educational agency or nationally recognized accrediting agency. These courses are designed to allow individuals to meet the minimum requirements to work as independent contractors for host travel agencies.  

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